Jurgen Klopp is delighted with Roberto Firmino after scoring Liverpool’s third in Leicester victory
‘What individuals say about Firmino is ridiculous’: Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool ahead’s report after he scored simply his second purpose of the season of their win over Leicester
- Roberto Firmino hit the submit twice and had the ball cleared off the road at Anfield
- The Brazilian striker solely scored one league purpose on house soil final season
- ‘I am so pleased for him and he performed outstandingly’ stated supervisor Jurgen Klopp
- A Jonny Evans personal purpose and a Diogo Jota header accomplished the 3-0 victory
Jurgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool record-breakers after the injury-hit champions delivered an announcement of intent by brushing apart Leicester.
This victory made it 64 house video games unbeaten within the league, eclipsing the 63 they strung collectively between February 1978 and December 1980.
An personal purpose from Jonny Evans put Liverpool forward they usually dominated the sport from then on.
Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s third purpose – it was simply his second purpose of the season
Diogo Jota made it 2-0 simply earlier than half-time and Roberto Firmino — with solely his third purpose post-lockdown — sealed victory within the 86th minute.
Liverpool have been with out Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Joe Gomez — and midfielder Naby Keita could also be added to that record after he was changed by Neco Williams early within the second half.
A delighted Klopp stated of the victory: ‘It was very satisfying. We deserved it 100 per cent.
‘The boys performed an unimaginable recreation in opposition to a high opponent.
‘I do not take issues like this without any consideration however the boys have been actually on hearth football-wise — they performed and performed they usually performed.
‘We might and may have scored extra targets, which in opposition to a workforce with the standard of Leicester is basically particular.
‘James Milner’s efficiency was actually particular, the entrance line of Jota, Firmino and Sadio Mane haven’t performed collectively too usually however how they did tonight was not unhealthy!
‘What individuals say about Firmino (his lack of targets) is ridiculous, simply because they don’t have anything else to speak about typically.
‘You can’t be nearer to a purpose than he was tonight, earlier than he scored. I am so pleased for him and he performed outstandingly.’
Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the Brazilian’s goal-scoring efficiency in opposition to Leicester
Diogo Jota is the primary participant in Liverpool’s historical past to attain in every of his first 4 house video games
Veteran Milner, who was excellent and performed in two positions, added on Sky Sports activities: ‘Within the first half we have been superb, within the second half we weren’t pretty much as good.
‘We allow them to into the sport a bit extra, however there are quite a lot of miles within the boys’ legs after internationals and issues.
‘We stored the ball fairly nicely at occasions, took the sting out of it and received the second purpose.
‘We might have been out of sight.
‘I do not know what Bobby (Firmino) has been doing, he was the unluckiest man alive (to not rating earlier), however he deserved his purpose. He was good tonight and it was an awesome efficiency.’